Hi,

I need to create an inside website messaging system like this.

Email2

I have done the basic via the <div> system. Can I use this system here? And I need to do more development on this basic codings that I have done. That is:

1) When I select the checkbox......the entire checkbox should select via a color
2) How do I reduce the check box a little bit more plus reduce the div height

Here is the CSS file and the coding file I did ;

CSS - style2.css

#holder {
    width: 100%;
    height:inherit
}

#holder > div {
    clear: both;
    padding: 2%;
    margin-bottom: 1px;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #eee;
    float: left;
    width: 96%;
}

label {
    display: inline;
}


.regular-checkbox {
    display: none;

}

.regular-checkbox + label {
    background-color: #fafafa;
    border: 1px solid #cacece;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0,0,0,0.05), inset 0px -15px 10px -12px rgba(0,0,0,0.05);
    padding: 9px;
    border-radius: 3px;
    display: inline-block;
    position: relative;
}

.regular-checkbox + label:active, .regular-checkbox:checked + label:active {
    box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0,0,0,0.05), inset 0px 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,0.1);

.regular-checkbox:checked + label {
    background-color: #e9ecee;
    border: 1px solid #adb8c0;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0,0,0,0.05), inset 0px -15px 10px -12px rgba(0,0,0,0.05), inset 15px 10px -12px rgba(255,255,255,0.1);
    color: #99a1a7;
}}


.regular-checkbox:checked + label:after {
    content: '\2714';
    font-size: 14px;
    position: absolute;
    top: 0px;
    left: 3px;
    color: #99a1a7;
}

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HTML CODING I DID :

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>

<title>Custom CSS3 Checkboxes and Radio Buttons!</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="style2.css" />

<style type="text/css">
<!--
.style1 {color: #eee}
-->
</style>

</head>
<body>

<div id="holder" align="left">
<div style="display:inline;min-height:16px width: px">
      <input type="checkbox" id="checkbox-1-1" class="regular-checkbox" /><label for="checkbox-1-1"></label>
</div>
<div style="display:inline;min-height:16px width: px">
      <input type="checkbox" id="checkbox-1-2" class="regular-checkbox" /><label for="checkbox-1-2"></label>
</div>
<div style="display:inline; min-height:16px width: px">
      <input type="checkbox" id="checkbox-1-3" class="regular-checkbox" /><label for="checkbox-1-3"></label>
</div>
</body>
</html>

what are you working in? html? jsp? jsp? php?
does it have to be functional or just "look" like that?

So, if you are using just plain HTML, you are going to have quite a bit of challanges to develop a system that the one you desribed. If this is just for an assignment at school, or you simply need to build a presentational model, that's fine.

Also, can you elaborate a bit more on what you mean in these questions...

1) In the first question, what exactly do you mean by "the entire checkbox should select via a color"
2) "How do I reduce the check box a little bit more plus reduce the div height"- do you mean the width and the height?

I'm trying to change the background color of the div with a checkbox I've have inserted here. When the checkbox is deselected, I would like the background color to go back to normal (or remove the 'highlight' div)

To change the background color, you'll need some client side scripting help. Do you have any experience with JavaScript and/or jQuery? here is a quick example i put together.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script>
function myFunction() {
  var x=document.getElementById("ckBox");
  var y=document.getElementById("div1");
  if (x.checked) {
    document.getElementById("div1").style.backgroundColor="yellow";
    } else {
    document.getElementById("div1").style.backgroundColor="transparent";
    }
}
</script>
</head>
<body>

Checkbox: <input type="checkbox" id="ckBox" onchange="myFunction()">
<div id="div1">Check/Uncheck to highlight this div</div>

</body>
</html>